Dropping the Non from Non-Fiction

Dropping the Non in Non-FictionI recently caught up with a friend I haven’t seen for a while, and she asked me about my plunge into fiction writing after nearly a decade of non-fiction. “What’s the big difference from a writer’s point of view?” she asked.

I must have rambled something vaguely coherent in reply because she seemed satisfied with my answer, or maybe she was just being nice. Or maybe I’m losing the ability to discern that glassy look in someone’s eye; you know, the lights are on, but they’ve long fled out the bathroom window.Read More